Spirit Wildlife Foundation

Care for Wild: Moms and Babies

Very exciting news for Wyntir this month as we celebrate the birth of her second calf! Wyntir went into labor on Tuesday,…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Daisy

Our beautiful girl, Daisy, has reached a significant milestone in her weight progression! Though she may appear small, this girl is built…
Continue Reading

Highlights from the 30th Anniversary

“Oh, what a night!” - The Spirit Foundation celebrates thirty years of making a difference in South Africa, culminating in a lively…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Moms and Babies

Very exciting news for Wyntir this month as we celebrate the birth of her second calf! Wyntir went into labour on Tuesday,…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Fab 4

As we approach the end of summer, the veldt remains a lush green. Grey, Jemu, Lilli, Spirit, and Muddy predominantly rely on…
Continue Reading

WildLife Vets

The Spirit Foundation, once again, went above and beyond to cover the costs to fly two male wild dogs to the Spirit…
Continue Reading

The Special Ones: Daisy & Modjadji

Daisy and Modjadji have been best friends since their arrival in the ICU, and their unique friendship has captured hearts worldwide. In…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild – Wyntir, Blizzy, River & Pebble

The same situation occurred with Wyntir and River. River was originally part of a crash with Annie and Tyson, while Wyntir was…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Foundation: Care For Wild – The Fab 4

The emotional intelligence of rhinos never ceases to amaze and humble us. All too frequently, we witness the fear, distrust, and uncertainty…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Lili, Grey and Jemu

For rhino orphans like Lilli, Grey and Jemu who have already been released or are further along in the rewilding program, regular…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Daisy and Modjadji

Rhino orphans undergoing rehabilitation and in the initial stages of rewilding undergo regular weight assessments. Caregivers employ these crucial metrics for various…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Foundation: Raise Aweareness

Raise awareness about wildlife trafficking this January. Share facts and encourage others to join the fight against illegal wildlife trade.
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Spirit and Muddy

Spirit stands as a true testament to the success of the rewilding program. Due to Spirit's intensive rehabilitation needs, she received extended…
Continue Reading

Spirit and Muddy

Spirit and her calf, Muddy, maintain a low profile, staying alert and elusive (and difficult to photograph!) Muddy is approaching three months…
Continue Reading

Grey, Lilli & Jemu

Grey is quickly establishing himself as a rising dominant bull. You rarely spot him with Lilli and Jemu as he roams between…
Continue Reading

Spirit and Calf Update!

Spirit's calf is now 8.5 weeks old, and we're delighted to introduce her as "Muddy"! The process of naming a rhino can…
Continue Reading

Happy Diwali!

On this celebration of Diwali, we share a beautiful greeting used at this special time of the year, “Let each diya lamp…
Continue Reading

Wildlife Vets

African Wildlife Vets conducts miraculous work with our endangered iconic species, and the Spirit Foundation is proud to support this superb programme.…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild

There are very few things in life more rewarding than wildlife conservation. Spirit Foundation MD, Dr Armand Bam, and Spirit Foundation Director,…
Continue Reading

FAB 4

Spirit & Baby Spirit is, without a doubt, our most elusive and secretive mother. As the first rhino cow to give birth…
Continue Reading

Spirit’s Story: Special News

In the early hours of September 3rd, 2023, an unexpected miracle arrived. Spirit gave birth to her first calf. This incredible moment…
Continue Reading

SPIRIT WILDLIFE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORLD RHINO DAY!

The miraculous birth of Spirit’s calf is testament to the power of nature, nurture and committed care to overcome the evil of…
Continue Reading

A BABY IS BORN! AGAINST ALL THE ODDS – SPIRIT GIVES BIRTH TO HER FIRST RHINO CALF!

Spirit Wildlife Foundation is thrilled to share the wonderful news that in the early hours of Sunday 3 September, released orphan, Spirit,…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Moms and Babies

One of the most heartwarming sights at Care for Wild is witnessing the profound trust between the rhinos and the Rangers –…
Continue Reading

Care for wild report: Fab 4

World Ranger Day, celebrated on July 31st, is an international day dedicated to honouring and celebrating the dedication and sacrifices of park…
Continue Reading

White Lion Trust

The original heartlands of the White Lions is an ancient sacred site, declared protected by African kings for many hundreds of years…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild’s Special Ones: Daisy

Winter has arrived, bringing with it a severe drop in temperatures and for vulnerable orphans like Daisy (who struggles to regulate her…
Continue Reading

Wildlife Conservation – Tackling a ‘Wicked’ Problem

An article by Ian Kilbride We on Earth lose between 200-2,000 species every year. Just stop, pause and think about it. That…
Continue Reading

Motherly Love

While Assegaia exemplifies the divine masculine energy, the Global White Lion Protection Trust's founder lioness, Marah, will always be a shining light…
Continue Reading

Moms and Babies

Care for Wild recently carried out a large-scale horn-trimming operation aimed at improving the protection and security of the rhinos under our…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4

The arrival of winter in the reserve marks a significant phase in the rewilding journey of Spirit, Jemu, Grey, and Lilli. This…
Continue Reading

Daisy and Modjadji

Due to her comprised state on arrival. Daisy is slightly behind in her development than the other orphans. Daisy lacked the muscle…
Continue Reading

SA Elephants Get to Choose the Pick of the Crop – Literally!

Let’s ask elephants what they prefer! As Elephants Alive research has always been led by elephants, we decided to ask them to…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4

Spirit, Jemu, Grey and Lilli are enjoying the last remaining natural grazing of the summer months. The temperatures are beginning to drop…
Continue Reading

The White Lions: Mystery and Manifestation

‘I am beginning to feel exactly what you told me, Credo [Mutwa],’ I explained. ‘That, in following the footsteps of the White…
Continue Reading

Daisy Update

We are slowly increasing Daisy's daily walks to the veldt to help improve her strength, muscle tone, endurance and stamina. Daisy also…
Continue Reading

Blizzy and Pebble

Blizzy and Pebble were able to enjoy the mud wallows from last year's rainy season just after they were born but for…
Continue Reading

Connections between Protected Areas are Under Threat

Thriving ecosystems rely on connections between protected nature reserves. In Africa, many of these corridors are created by elephant and intersect with…
Continue Reading

Assegai in the Riverbed

The Greater Kruger National Park region, which is the only place on Earth where White Lion occurs naturally, is a semi-arid habitat…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Family

Daisy and Modjadji also received a visit from Ian Kilbride. Ian was pleasantly surprised to see just how much Daisy had grown…
Continue Reading

White Lion Trust Team Members

Two of the Global White Lion Protection Trust team members, who are instrumental in ensuring King Assegaia’s well-being, are Reuben and Champion.…
Continue Reading

The White Lion Trust

The Global White Lion Protection Trust’s pioneering ethos embraces both modern science and Indigenous knowledge: respecting and learning from both traditions, so…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Family

January 2023 blessed us with a visit from Ian who wanted to check up on the Spirit Wildlife Family first-hand. We were…
Continue Reading

The Fab Four Update

The end of 2022 saw Spirit, Grey, Jemu and Lilli relocated to a larger release site to continue their rewilding and reintroduction…
Continue Reading

Protect Our Wildlife

PROTECT OUR WILDLIFE! PLEASE DONATE. SWF is a Public Benefit Organisation and your donations can qualify as a taxable deduction. Account holder:…
Continue Reading

Trade in Rhino Horn

Written by Ian Kilbride There is a brutal irony to game ranger, Anton Mzimba, being gunned down a mere five days before…
Continue Reading

White Lions of the World

Almost all wild lion live in Africa, but there is one small population that exists elsewhere. Panthera le oleo (African lion) is…
Continue Reading

Saying Goodbye

Spirit Wildlife Foundation - Elephants Alive ‘They also serve who only stand and wait’ - John Milton As the year draws to…
Continue Reading

Fab 5 Update

Whilst Grey, Spirit, Jemu and Lilli learn to navigate summer months in the reserve, Wyntir and River seem intent on introducing Blizzy…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Foundation

As usual, November in the bush lived up to our expectations! The days are long, hot and extremely humid. Temperatures reach 25…
Continue Reading

Tracking Trailblazer

Trailblazer was collared in March 2022 in Mozambique by our partners on the ground (Mozambique Wildlife Alliance) together with a group of…
Continue Reading

Assegaia Update

The magnificent King Assegaia is the pride male of the Royal Trinity - but did you know that he is the youngest…
Continue Reading

Elephant Tracking

Elephant movements decrease during the dry season due to depleting resources. Although this year there was more water available compared to previous…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4

It has been just over a month since Spirit, Grey, Jemu and Lilli were relocated from the Intensive Protection Zone to the…
Continue Reading

Protect Our Wildlife

PROTECT OUR WILDLIFE! PLEASE DONATE. SWF is a Public Benefit Organisation and your donations can qualify as a taxable deduction. Account holder:…
Continue Reading

Intwandamela Update

Intwandamela is a majestic prime bull the team has had the privilege to monitor around the clock since 2005. The long-term dataset…
Continue Reading

Observation of Rhinos

Summer has well and truly arrived at Care for Wild. The temperatures are climbing daily and the rain is falling heavily. The…
Continue Reading

Elephant Identification

Elephant identification is important in the tracking process. Together with the support of the Spirit Wildlife Foundation, Elephants Alive has been able…
Continue Reading

‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ – Robert Ingersoll

Written by Michelle Henley, Director, Co-Foundation & Principal Researcher at Elephants Alive We have had the privilege of fitting collars and conducting…
Continue Reading

Stealing Hearts

After Zac's stiff legs last month, he is continuing with supplements to aid mobility as well as rest time away from the…
Continue Reading

White Lions of the World

Almost all wild lion live in Africa, but there is one small population that exists elsewhere. Panthera le oleo (African lion) is…
Continue Reading

Puddles of Fun!

With the first small amounts of rainfall earlier this month, the dried-up mud pools became a haven in the tropical heat. Daisy…
Continue Reading

The FAB 4 Update

In January 2019, Spirit, Grey, Jemu and Lilli entered the first stages of rewilding and were released into the first phase of…
Continue Reading

Miracles do Happen!

Miracles do happen and the Spirit Wildlife Foundation can prove it! In a world of international conflict and atrocity, nature has a…
Continue Reading

The Full Circle

The Full Circle It is unusual to be in a position to make a meaningful difference to the lives of scholars, communities…
Continue Reading

The Special Ones: Daisy & Modjadji

Daisy is now 9 months old and growing quickly. In the beginning, it seemed as though this little calf would never put…
Continue Reading

Protect Our Rhinos

Our suspicions that Jemu and Spirit were coming on heat were confirmed this month. Storm has been aggressively protecting the crash, making…
Continue Reading

Meeting Intwandamela

By Michelle Henley - Elephants Alive, Director, Co-founder & Principal Researcher The Elephants Alive’s ID study involves taking detailed photos for identification…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4 and Storm

In this month's update, we wanted to give you a small glimpse into the protection of the rhinos that you support, as…
Continue Reading

A Birth is Announced

Spirit Wildlife Foundation is elated to announce the birth of a precious baby white rhino to mother Olive and father Storm at…
Continue Reading

The Global White Lion Protection Trust

The Spirit Wildlife Foundation (SWF) is pleased to celebrate our partnership with Global White Lion Trust (WLT). WLT has a unique approach…
Continue Reading

Elephants Alive

Spirit Wildlife Foundation (SWF) is pleased to announce and celebrate our partnership with Elephants Alive. Elephants Alive (EA) has a rich history…
Continue Reading

Trade in Rhino Horn

Written by Ian Kilbride There is a brutal irony to game ranger, Anton Mzimba, being gunned down a mere five days before…
Continue Reading

Daisy & Modjadji

Daisy is very nearly 7 months old and has just reached another monumental milestone. She was recently introduced to fellow orphans Aquazi…
Continue Reading

Zac Update

Following observations of trembling and weak legs last month, veterinarian Dr Albertus Coetzee was called to examine Zac. Zac received massage therapy…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4

The rescue of an orphaned rhino calf is just the beginning of a very long and committed process to save a species…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Foundation

Sunday 5th June was World Environment Day, which presents an opportune time to profile the stellar work of the Spirit Wildlife Foundation (SWF).…
Continue Reading

Fab 5 Update

Since 2019, Care for Wild has integrated a range of different technologies to enhance our security strategy as well as collect and…
Continue Reading

Zac Update

We are very happy to again report that Zac is doing well. There are again significant improvements to his mobility and activity…
Continue Reading

Blizzy & Pebble

We can't believe how fast these two rascals are growing! It is very interesting to compare their development to that of little…
Continue Reading

The Will to Survive

Despite her highly rocky start to life, Daisy has a will to survive which is awe-inspiring and humbling. Last month Veterinarian Dr…
Continue Reading

Daisy is Teething

Daisy was rescued on the 9th of December 2021. She was just a few hours old when she arrived at Care for…
Continue Reading

Fab Five Update

March was an interesting month in terms of the weather and its subsequent effect on the veldt and the rhinos' behaviour. Temperatures…
Continue Reading

Calf Born!

Just two weeks after Wyntir and her newborn made international headlines, fellow orphaned rhino River, gave birth to a little bullcalf. Baby…
Continue Reading

River gives Birth!

Just two weeks after Wyntir and her newborn made international headlines, fellow orphaned rhino River, gave birth to a little bull calf.…
Continue Reading

Permits for Hunting

Spirit Wildlife Foundation is deeply concerned about the granting of permits for the hunting of ten critically endangered black rhino. We ask…
Continue Reading

Breaking News

Hope for rhino's as world's first rhino calf born at Care for Wild Rhino Sactuary, South Africa to orphan's of poaching. Rhino…
Continue Reading

Daisy’s Story

On Thursday 9th December we received a little miracle. She came in the form of a tiny rhino calf, possibly just hours…
Continue Reading

December update

December has challenged us more than we ever thought possible. A devastating month for rhino populations in South Africa, we received 6…
Continue Reading

Bless the Rains!

November has been a busy month for the team here at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. A few weeks ago, after heavy…
Continue Reading

5 Year Rescue Anniversary

  November 2016 saw the arrival of three orphans within just a few days of each other. Grey, Jemu & Spirit were…
Continue Reading

Fab Five update

October has been a month of stunning change in the bush. The first decent rains of the summer have turned the yellowy…
Continue Reading

Meet the Fab Five

Being able to tell each of the rhinos apart is extremely important when monitoring. Each rhino has their own unique microchip number…
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Thank you for supporting an orphaned rhino

South Africa is at the centre of the rhino poaching crisis. Rhinos are being brutally murdered daily in National Parks, Provincial Parks…
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Dehorning – Why it’s Important

Our dehorning operation continued this month. Over two days we successfully dehorned another 26 rhinos at Care for Wild. Whilst Lilli and…
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World Rhino Month

September is always a standout month for us here at Care for Wild and the excitement grows steadily stronger each day as…
Continue Reading

Zac Update

All of Zac's symptoms are indicators of an underlying condition. This might be linked to an old injury or a muscle related…
Continue Reading

Care for Wild: Moms and Babies

Very exciting news for Wyntir this month as we celebrate the birth of her second calf! Wyntir went into labor on Tuesday,…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Daisy

Our beautiful girl, Daisy, has reached a significant milestone in her weight progression! Though she may appear small, this girl is built…
Continue Reading

Highlights from the 30th Anniversary

“Oh, what a night!” - The Spirit Foundation celebrates thirty years of making a difference in South Africa, culminating in a lively…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Moms and Babies

Very exciting news for Wyntir this month as we celebrate the birth of her second calf! Wyntir went into labour on Tuesday,…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Fab 4

As we approach the end of summer, the veldt remains a lush green. Grey, Jemu, Lilli, Spirit, and Muddy predominantly rely on…
Continue Reading

WildLife Vets

The Spirit Foundation, once again, went above and beyond to cover the costs to fly two male wild dogs to the Spirit…
Continue Reading

The Special Ones: Daisy & Modjadji

Daisy and Modjadji have been best friends since their arrival in the ICU, and their unique friendship has captured hearts worldwide. In…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild – Wyntir, Blizzy, River & Pebble

The same situation occurred with Wyntir and River. River was originally part of a crash with Annie and Tyson, while Wyntir was…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Foundation: Care For Wild – The Fab 4

The emotional intelligence of rhinos never ceases to amaze and humble us. All too frequently, we witness the fear, distrust, and uncertainty…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Lili, Grey and Jemu

For rhino orphans like Lilli, Grey and Jemu who have already been released or are further along in the rewilding program, regular…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Daisy and Modjadji

Rhino orphans undergoing rehabilitation and in the initial stages of rewilding undergo regular weight assessments. Caregivers employ these crucial metrics for various…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Foundation: Raise Aweareness

Raise awareness about wildlife trafficking this January. Share facts and encourage others to join the fight against illegal wildlife trade.
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Spirit and Muddy

Spirit stands as a true testament to the success of the rewilding program. Due to Spirit's intensive rehabilitation needs, she received extended…
Continue Reading

Spirit and Muddy

Spirit and her calf, Muddy, maintain a low profile, staying alert and elusive (and difficult to photograph!) Muddy is approaching three months…
Continue Reading

Grey, Lilli & Jemu

Grey is quickly establishing himself as a rising dominant bull. You rarely spot him with Lilli and Jemu as he roams between…
Continue Reading

Spirit and Calf Update!

Spirit's calf is now 8.5 weeks old, and we're delighted to introduce her as "Muddy"! The process of naming a rhino can…
Continue Reading

Happy Diwali!

On this celebration of Diwali, we share a beautiful greeting used at this special time of the year, “Let each diya lamp…
Continue Reading

Wildlife Vets

African Wildlife Vets conducts miraculous work with our endangered iconic species, and the Spirit Foundation is proud to support this superb programme.…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild

There are very few things in life more rewarding than wildlife conservation. Spirit Foundation MD, Dr Armand Bam, and Spirit Foundation Director,…
Continue Reading

FAB 4

Spirit & Baby Spirit is, without a doubt, our most elusive and secretive mother. As the first rhino cow to give birth…
Continue Reading

Spirit’s Story: Special News

In the early hours of September 3rd, 2023, an unexpected miracle arrived. Spirit gave birth to her first calf. This incredible moment…
Continue Reading

SPIRIT WILDLIFE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORLD RHINO DAY!

The miraculous birth of Spirit’s calf is testament to the power of nature, nurture and committed care to overcome the evil of…
Continue Reading

A BABY IS BORN! AGAINST ALL THE ODDS – SPIRIT GIVES BIRTH TO HER FIRST RHINO CALF!

Spirit Wildlife Foundation is thrilled to share the wonderful news that in the early hours of Sunday 3 September, released orphan, Spirit,…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild: Moms and Babies

One of the most heartwarming sights at Care for Wild is witnessing the profound trust between the rhinos and the Rangers –…
Continue Reading

Care for wild report: Fab 4

World Ranger Day, celebrated on July 31st, is an international day dedicated to honouring and celebrating the dedication and sacrifices of park…
Continue Reading

White Lion Trust

The original heartlands of the White Lions is an ancient sacred site, declared protected by African kings for many hundreds of years…
Continue Reading

Care For Wild’s Special Ones: Daisy

Winter has arrived, bringing with it a severe drop in temperatures and for vulnerable orphans like Daisy (who struggles to regulate her…
Continue Reading

Wildlife Conservation – Tackling a ‘Wicked’ Problem

An article by Ian Kilbride We on Earth lose between 200-2,000 species every year. Just stop, pause and think about it. That…
Continue Reading

Motherly Love

While Assegaia exemplifies the divine masculine energy, the Global White Lion Protection Trust's founder lioness, Marah, will always be a shining light…
Continue Reading

Moms and Babies

Care for Wild recently carried out a large-scale horn-trimming operation aimed at improving the protection and security of the rhinos under our…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4

The arrival of winter in the reserve marks a significant phase in the rewilding journey of Spirit, Jemu, Grey, and Lilli. This…
Continue Reading

Daisy and Modjadji

Due to her comprised state on arrival. Daisy is slightly behind in her development than the other orphans. Daisy lacked the muscle…
Continue Reading

SA Elephants Get to Choose the Pick of the Crop – Literally!

Let’s ask elephants what they prefer! As Elephants Alive research has always been led by elephants, we decided to ask them to…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4

Spirit, Jemu, Grey and Lilli are enjoying the last remaining natural grazing of the summer months. The temperatures are beginning to drop…
Continue Reading

The White Lions: Mystery and Manifestation

‘I am beginning to feel exactly what you told me, Credo [Mutwa],’ I explained. ‘That, in following the footsteps of the White…
Continue Reading

Daisy Update

We are slowly increasing Daisy's daily walks to the veldt to help improve her strength, muscle tone, endurance and stamina. Daisy also…
Continue Reading

Blizzy and Pebble

Blizzy and Pebble were able to enjoy the mud wallows from last year's rainy season just after they were born but for…
Continue Reading

Connections between Protected Areas are Under Threat

Thriving ecosystems rely on connections between protected nature reserves. In Africa, many of these corridors are created by elephant and intersect with…
Continue Reading

Assegai in the Riverbed

The Greater Kruger National Park region, which is the only place on Earth where White Lion occurs naturally, is a semi-arid habitat…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Family

Daisy and Modjadji also received a visit from Ian Kilbride. Ian was pleasantly surprised to see just how much Daisy had grown…
Continue Reading

White Lion Trust Team Members

Two of the Global White Lion Protection Trust team members, who are instrumental in ensuring King Assegaia’s well-being, are Reuben and Champion.…
Continue Reading

The White Lion Trust

The Global White Lion Protection Trust’s pioneering ethos embraces both modern science and Indigenous knowledge: respecting and learning from both traditions, so…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Family

January 2023 blessed us with a visit from Ian who wanted to check up on the Spirit Wildlife Family first-hand. We were…
Continue Reading

The Fab Four Update

The end of 2022 saw Spirit, Grey, Jemu and Lilli relocated to a larger release site to continue their rewilding and reintroduction…
Continue Reading

Protect Our Wildlife

PROTECT OUR WILDLIFE! PLEASE DONATE. SWF is a Public Benefit Organisation and your donations can qualify as a taxable deduction. Account holder:…
Continue Reading

Trade in Rhino Horn

Written by Ian Kilbride There is a brutal irony to game ranger, Anton Mzimba, being gunned down a mere five days before…
Continue Reading

White Lions of the World

Almost all wild lion live in Africa, but there is one small population that exists elsewhere. Panthera le oleo (African lion) is…
Continue Reading

Saying Goodbye

Spirit Wildlife Foundation - Elephants Alive ‘They also serve who only stand and wait’ - John Milton As the year draws to…
Continue Reading

Fab 5 Update

Whilst Grey, Spirit, Jemu and Lilli learn to navigate summer months in the reserve, Wyntir and River seem intent on introducing Blizzy…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Foundation

As usual, November in the bush lived up to our expectations! The days are long, hot and extremely humid. Temperatures reach 25…
Continue Reading

Tracking Trailblazer

Trailblazer was collared in March 2022 in Mozambique by our partners on the ground (Mozambique Wildlife Alliance) together with a group of…
Continue Reading

Assegaia Update

The magnificent King Assegaia is the pride male of the Royal Trinity - but did you know that he is the youngest…
Continue Reading

Elephant Tracking

Elephant movements decrease during the dry season due to depleting resources. Although this year there was more water available compared to previous…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4

It has been just over a month since Spirit, Grey, Jemu and Lilli were relocated from the Intensive Protection Zone to the…
Continue Reading

Protect Our Wildlife

PROTECT OUR WILDLIFE! PLEASE DONATE. SWF is a Public Benefit Organisation and your donations can qualify as a taxable deduction. Account holder:…
Continue Reading

Intwandamela Update

Intwandamela is a majestic prime bull the team has had the privilege to monitor around the clock since 2005. The long-term dataset…
Continue Reading

Observation of Rhinos

Summer has well and truly arrived at Care for Wild. The temperatures are climbing daily and the rain is falling heavily. The…
Continue Reading

Elephant Identification

Elephant identification is important in the tracking process. Together with the support of the Spirit Wildlife Foundation, Elephants Alive has been able…
Continue Reading

‘We Rise By Lifting Others’ – Robert Ingersoll

Written by Michelle Henley, Director, Co-Foundation & Principal Researcher at Elephants Alive We have had the privilege of fitting collars and conducting…
Continue Reading

Stealing Hearts

After Zac's stiff legs last month, he is continuing with supplements to aid mobility as well as rest time away from the…
Continue Reading

White Lions of the World

Almost all wild lion live in Africa, but there is one small population that exists elsewhere. Panthera le oleo (African lion) is…
Continue Reading

Puddles of Fun!

With the first small amounts of rainfall earlier this month, the dried-up mud pools became a haven in the tropical heat. Daisy…
Continue Reading

The FAB 4 Update

In January 2019, Spirit, Grey, Jemu and Lilli entered the first stages of rewilding and were released into the first phase of…
Continue Reading

Miracles do Happen!

Miracles do happen and the Spirit Wildlife Foundation can prove it! In a world of international conflict and atrocity, nature has a…
Continue Reading

The Full Circle

The Full Circle It is unusual to be in a position to make a meaningful difference to the lives of scholars, communities…
Continue Reading

The Special Ones: Daisy & Modjadji

Daisy is now 9 months old and growing quickly. In the beginning, it seemed as though this little calf would never put…
Continue Reading

Protect Our Rhinos

Our suspicions that Jemu and Spirit were coming on heat were confirmed this month. Storm has been aggressively protecting the crash, making…
Continue Reading

Meeting Intwandamela

By Michelle Henley - Elephants Alive, Director, Co-founder & Principal Researcher The Elephants Alive’s ID study involves taking detailed photos for identification…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4 and Storm

In this month's update, we wanted to give you a small glimpse into the protection of the rhinos that you support, as…
Continue Reading

A Birth is Announced

Spirit Wildlife Foundation is elated to announce the birth of a precious baby white rhino to mother Olive and father Storm at…
Continue Reading

The Global White Lion Protection Trust

The Spirit Wildlife Foundation (SWF) is pleased to celebrate our partnership with Global White Lion Trust (WLT). WLT has a unique approach…
Continue Reading

Elephants Alive

Spirit Wildlife Foundation (SWF) is pleased to announce and celebrate our partnership with Elephants Alive. Elephants Alive (EA) has a rich history…
Continue Reading

Trade in Rhino Horn

Written by Ian Kilbride There is a brutal irony to game ranger, Anton Mzimba, being gunned down a mere five days before…
Continue Reading

Daisy & Modjadji

Daisy is very nearly 7 months old and has just reached another monumental milestone. She was recently introduced to fellow orphans Aquazi…
Continue Reading

Zac Update

Following observations of trembling and weak legs last month, veterinarian Dr Albertus Coetzee was called to examine Zac. Zac received massage therapy…
Continue Reading

The Fab 4

The rescue of an orphaned rhino calf is just the beginning of a very long and committed process to save a species…
Continue Reading

Spirit Wildlife Foundation

Sunday 5th June was World Environment Day, which presents an opportune time to profile the stellar work of the Spirit Wildlife Foundation (SWF).…
Continue Reading

Fab 5 Update

Since 2019, Care for Wild has integrated a range of different technologies to enhance our security strategy as well as collect and…
Continue Reading

Zac Update

We are very happy to again report that Zac is doing well. There are again significant improvements to his mobility and activity…
Continue Reading

Blizzy & Pebble

We can't believe how fast these two rascals are growing! It is very interesting to compare their development to that of little…
Continue Reading

The Will to Survive

Despite her highly rocky start to life, Daisy has a will to survive which is awe-inspiring and humbling. Last month Veterinarian Dr…
Continue Reading

Daisy is Teething

Daisy was rescued on the 9th of December 2021. She was just a few hours old when she arrived at Care for…
Continue Reading

Fab Five Update

March was an interesting month in terms of the weather and its subsequent effect on the veldt and the rhinos' behaviour. Temperatures…
Continue Reading

Calf Born!

Just two weeks after Wyntir and her newborn made international headlines, fellow orphaned rhino River, gave birth to a little bullcalf. Baby…
Continue Reading

River gives Birth!

Just two weeks after Wyntir and her newborn made international headlines, fellow orphaned rhino River, gave birth to a little bull calf.…
Continue Reading

Permits for Hunting

Spirit Wildlife Foundation is deeply concerned about the granting of permits for the hunting of ten critically endangered black rhino. We ask…
Continue Reading

Breaking News

Hope for rhino's as world's first rhino calf born at Care for Wild Rhino Sactuary, South Africa to orphan's of poaching. Rhino…
Continue Reading

Daisy’s Story

On Thursday 9th December we received a little miracle. She came in the form of a tiny rhino calf, possibly just hours…
Continue Reading

December update

December has challenged us more than we ever thought possible. A devastating month for rhino populations in South Africa, we received 6…
Continue Reading

Bless the Rains!

November has been a busy month for the team here at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary. A few weeks ago, after heavy…
Continue Reading

5 Year Rescue Anniversary

  November 2016 saw the arrival of three orphans within just a few days of each other. Grey, Jemu & Spirit were…
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Fab Five update

October has been a month of stunning change in the bush. The first decent rains of the summer have turned the yellowy…
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Meet the Fab Five

Being able to tell each of the rhinos apart is extremely important when monitoring. Each rhino has their own unique microchip number…
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Thank you for supporting an orphaned rhino

South Africa is at the centre of the rhino poaching crisis. Rhinos are being brutally murdered daily in National Parks, Provincial Parks…
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Dehorning – Why it’s Important

Our dehorning operation continued this month. Over two days we successfully dehorned another 26 rhinos at Care for Wild. Whilst Lilli and…
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World Rhino Month

September is always a standout month for us here at Care for Wild and the excitement grows steadily stronger each day as…
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Zac Update

All of Zac's symptoms are indicators of an underlying condition. This might be linked to an old injury or a muscle related…
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